Tags
Tags 2.5.5
Your rating: Now say why...

(20) 3.875

Use tags to organize and retrieve files.   Shareware ($29.00)
Add to my Watch List
Email me when discounted
Tags allows you to manage all your files so that you can easily find the files that you need, when you need them.
  • Tag everything on your Mac: documents, emails, images, and all other files. Quickly find files irrespective of where you saved them. You can bring up Tag's UI with a simple keystroke in most applications, so that you can Tag files and search for Tags, wherever you are.
  • Tags are like keywords for files. Using tags allows you to group files which have something in common. You can apply many different Tags to a single file as well as apply the same Tag to
What's New
Version 2.5.5:
  • Fixes a bug where new tags did not appear in Tag Browser.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



MacUpdate - Tags




  • Tagit
    +13

  • TagoMan
    +9

  • Leap
    +8

  • Punakea
    +7

  • Fresh
    +3

  • HoudahSpot
    +2
Tags User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(20)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(23)

sort: smiles | time
burypromote

+2

Rob_gendreau reviewed on 25 Mar 2014
This is OBSOLETE software if you use Mavericks. It writes tags in an old format, and there appears to be no effort to update the application. It creates OpenMeta tags, an old non-official format that many applications used. But everything is moving to the new Mavericks format, so if you buy this your tags will likely not be very usuable in the new system or new applications.
[Version 2.5.5]


burypromote
+1

+2

aknewhope reviewed on 02 Dec 2013
This app is not updated enough for my liking. Yes it's simple and does the job, but a developer that cares about their app and customers would improve and innovate. Plus, the only response to Mavericks so far is on twitter, with no mention on the website, leaving people like me wondering if the developer really cares anymore. I am confused on how this will work with Mavericks as well because doesn't Mavericks have a limit on the amount of tags? The interface doesn't seem like it lends itself to large amounts of tags like Tags does. I use a ton of different tags, and I still think openMeta is going to be useful alongside Mavericks, but I could be wrong.
[Version 2.5.5]


burypromote

-2

AJJones7723 reviewed on 20 Aug 2013
Until Maverick comes out, this really is the best tagging utility currently available. However, to echo what a prior reviewer below me stated, the app is way overpriced for functionality. I mean, it hasn't been updated since 2011 and the developers want to charge almost as much as it might cost to upgrade Maverick? No thank you.

On another note, it's sad that a function so useful for file organization such as tagging has undergone so little development. You would be amazed with how easy you are able to find files when you combine Hazel automation with tagging.
[Version 2.5.5]

1 Reply

burypromote

-2
AJJones7723 replied on 20 Aug 2013
Excuse me, it was updated in 2012. Still overpriced for what it does.
burypromote

+102
Maxter commented on 02 May 2013
Tags 2.5.5 needs 10.7 or above.
[Version 2.5.5]


burypromote
+3

+21

Wnp reviewed on 25 Nov 2012
Very nice and effective app.
Overpriced. I'm sure if they cut the price down by 3 ($9.99), they would sell at least 3-5 times more. Especially if they enter in the MAS.

Also, they need to assure people that they are still active in the development and updates of their app.

Finally, the trial period is too short to evaluate an application such as Tags. Because it's an approach to OpenMeta that we need to get acustomed to in order to really feel we need it.

Thanks.
[Version 2.5.1]


burypromote
+3

+14
Ecdltf commented on 24 Nov 2012
Somebody should update this page. The actual version is at least 2.5.1.

BTW, a nice app but unfortunately quite overpriced.
[Version 2.2.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+45
MacUpdate-Nick replied on 25 Nov 2012
Thanks for the heads up! The listing's been updated.
burypromote
+1

+5

Manjusri reviewed on 17 Apr 2012
Among all the tagging applications that have I tried (i.e., Leap, iDocument, HoudahSpot, Punakea, and Tags), I prefer Tags the most.

Unfortunately, after three emails requesting support over the last month, I have yet to receive a single (even boilerplate) response from Caseapps. Since this application hasn't been updated since August, I'm left to wonder whether this application is still being supported at all. The lack of response I've received has also been the only reason I've held off on purchasing Tags.

With me, Tags has encountered problems when I have asked it to delete and rename tags (e.g. the file shows that the tag has been removed from it yet the file still appears under that tag category, etc.) and Tag Window has a scrolling bug that forces me to repeatedly resize the Tag Window as opposed to much more simply use the scrolling feature on my trackpad to go the the appropriate tag(s). There is also much room for new features, especially a Smart Folder in which I can define which tags are included (including non-overlapping tags) to accommodate special research projects.

On the note of non-response from developers, I am a license holder of Punakea, and they have never responded to any support emails, either, over a much longer period of time. So, while Punakea is by far the most similar to Tags in terms of feature set and UI, its developers are no more responsive to customer issues.

Finally, Path Finder 6, which has been talked about for two years now but has not appeared, is supposed to feature tagging. I am hoping this is released soon and that the tagging function is well-integrated into the finder.
[Version 2.2.1]

2 Replies

burypromote
+1

+5
Manjusri replied on 17 Apr 2012
Update:

Path Finder 6 was released yesterday. After a brief review of its tagging features, both Tags and Punakea remain far superior in terms of ease of use and functionality than Path Finder 6, which as far as I can tell, offers neither a Tag List (Tags) or Tag Cloud (Punakea) to easily view, assign, and sort through tags. I had been hoping for a Tag Cloud in Path Finder 6, however it doesn't appear like that functionality is there.
burypromote
+3

+5
Manjusri replied on 17 Apr 2012
Update 2:

Within hours of posting this review, I finally received responses from CASEapps to each of my emails. They acknowledged the issues and told me they are addressing them in the next release. So, it looks like Tags is still alive and in development.
burypromote
+1

+31

Peterpan23 reviewed on 05 Aug 2011
Best (Open Source Tagging for Mac OS X) implementation ever! I use also Leap, by far the best standalone OpenMeta solution, but Tags is perfectly integrated in Mac OS X. Even tagging in Mail is a charm. And, after some Mails with the Developer and testing some special Debug-Versions, Tags works also in Lion (10.7.2). Best and also fastest support I ever get.

PS. And NO. I do not get my paycheck from this guys ;-)
[Version 2.2.1]


burypromote

-6

Georgew reviewed on 04 Aug 2011
This program has a lot of features but and good potential to be a great program if you are trying to eliminate the file folder paradigm to a more modern computer oriented file system but one you can find documents in easier. Just started trying to use it for the first time in Lion, so I am not sure what may be compatibility issues, but some things do not work properly.

For example, I want the to ask to Tag files saving to my documents folder (folders, gone) to make sure everything is tagged. Otherwise, you might have problems finding you files fast or being able to use smart folders and/or Hazel to organize them in some fashion.

Also, this may not be a Tags program issue, but their supplied Automator workflows (example "Ask for Tags") do not work and they are crucial in using Tags the way I need it to work in order to automate using Tags. Running these workflows in Automator shows several errors that may be related. The dialog window does come up and you can enter tags, but they are not written to the file.

The latest release is said to me for Lion compatibility, but I still have the same problems.

So far, the developer is not responding.

If anyone can shed light on the Automator issues, thanks in advance for your help. Without this, Tags I only marginally useful.
[Version 2.2]


burypromote

+42
Dadama commented on 29 Mar 2011
Great software but I can't help but think that with a different price point (say $15) they'd sell a whole lot more licenses.
[Version 2.0.2]


burypromote

+26
Mezz had trouble on 04 Aug 2012
Does anyone know why the developer doesn't respond to their email that they issue...as I've moved to a new computer; I keep trying to "unlock" the software with my serial number. And I keep getting a message to contact the support team? Frustrating.
[Version 2.2.1]


burypromote

+31
Peterpan23 had trouble on 28 Jul 2011
version 2.2 does not work in Lion. It does not integrates the spotlight-index
[Version 2.2]


burypromote

+20
kpublik had trouble on 18 Feb 2010
Downloaded latest version (2.0.1) today to run on my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.6.2). Twice ran into a problem where Tags would peg the CPU at 100%, necessitating that the program be killed via Activity Monitor.

Problem happened while using the Tag Browser and attempting to delete a tag associated with several files. Once was a tag found on ~60 files, the second time was a tag found on 7 files.

The files were only plain text and definitely not in use by any other process (if that matters.)

E-mail sent to tech support and awaiting a reply.

This is quite disappointing to come across so early in my evaluation, and for such a seemingly basic function.
[Version 2.0.1]

1 Reply

burypromote

+42
Raycon replied on 23 Feb 2010
Same problem. The latest version is Beachball City. I had found another application, Tagoman, that I liked better than the 1.x versions of Tags. When I received an email about the new and improved functionality of Tags, I thought I'd give it a try. I'll check back at a later version.

Ednan rated on 09 Nov 2013

[Version 2.5.5]



Stevelasvegas rated on 01 Jan 2012

[Version 2.2.1]



+1

livingcrayon rated on 29 Aug 2011

[Version 2.2.1]



jlaw16 rated on 02 Aug 2011

[Version 2.2]



+73

Myka rated on 02 Apr 2011

[Version 2.0.2]



yina rated on 02 Feb 2011

[Version 2.0.2]



+10

Emrys0821 rated on 17 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0.2]


Downloads:18,034
Version Downloads:1,153
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:02 May 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.00
Overall (Version 2.x):
Features:
Ease of Use:
Value:
Stability:
Displaying 1-10 of 32
1 2 3 4 >
Displaying 1-3 of 3
Displaying 1-7 of 7
-
-
-
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature
Watch Lists are available to
MacUpdate Desktop Members
Upgrade Now
Install with MacUpdate Desktop.
Save time moving files & cleaning
up space wasting archives.
Tags allows you to manage all your files so that you can easily find the files that you need, when you need them.
  • Tag everything on your Mac: documents, emails, images, and all other files. Quickly find files irrespective of where you saved them. You can bring up Tag's UI with a simple keystroke in most applications, so that you can Tag files and search for Tags, wherever you are.
  • Tags are like keywords for files. Using tags allows you to group files which have something in common. You can apply many different Tags to a single file as well as apply the same Tag to multiple files. This allows you to associate files to one another in a way far superior to a rigid file / folder structure.
Features:
  • Tag files directly in all supported applications
  • Full Spotlight integration
  • Supports in-application search
  • Create smart folders and mailboxes
  • AppleScript support
Supported Applications: Tags works natively with basically all applications that properly support AppleScript.
  • Finder
  • Mail
  • Address Book
  • iPhoto
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Xcode
  • Rapidweaver
  • OmniOutliner
  • Pages
  • Keynote
  • Quicktime
Of course, even if the app is not supported, you can still tag the resulting file in the Finder!


- -